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HBO Real Sports 4/15

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by GBNF, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    An absolutely brilliant edition of Real Sports this weeks.

    Story by Gumbel on Obama's passion for basketball only reinforced my opinion on the (hopefully) future president.

    But the segment on Mike Coolbaugh is remarkable. They play the message from when Coolbaugh gets called up.Unreal.

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I caught the tail end of the Coolbaugh piece. Must see it in its entirety.

    The pieces on Torii Hunter as well as the pro basketball player who turned his life around after serving 15 to life were excellent as well. I never knew Hunter was arrested b/c his dad left drugs in his car when he was a teenager.
  3. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    There's a point in the Coolbaugh piece when Tino Sanchez just breaks down, and it is some of the most powerful television I've ever watched.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Listen.... a little like Mizz roots against Tiger in every tournament, that's how I feel about the GumBall. Hate the bastard.

    But that show, by far, is the best sports magazine show ever put on the screen.

    In the overall, right up there with 60 Minutes in its heyday.
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I have always felt that you can tell everything about a person by playing basketball with them.

    How much do they shoot?
    Do they set screens?
    Do they rebound?
    Do they box out?
    Do they help on defense?
    How fast do they get down on defense?
    Does their man beat them down the floor?
    Do they make the extra pass?
    How do they react when they miss or make a bad play?
    Do they play hard when they are losing or winning?

    Not many sports show a lack of effort like basketball. If one player is not doing their job, the other four suffer greatly.

    Jones, if you are reading this, forget McCain, you have to get into this pickup game.
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Golf is my game for unpeeling the onion.

    Organization.... honesty... planning.... alacrity/languidity... accountability... manners... not to mention the conversations and their revelatory value.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Good point, but basketball makes you physically tired, so you are pushing that aside as well to keep your moral standards.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That and golf is boring as shit.
  9. There's one no-look that had me go, "Hmmm."
    Also, love how he rips the other team for not playing D.
  10. LBSE

    LBSE New Member

    Re: HBO Real Sports 4/15--Coolbaugh update

    Here is the latest on the Coolbaugh family: http://rrleader.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=2&ArticleID=18575&TM=41328.9
  11. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    That game was a joke.

    I'm sure Obama was hoping for somthing a little better. A few guys who were out there probably had not played basketball in decades, if ever.
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